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A modern classic - stunning,
This review is from: Betty Blue - Director's Cut  [DVD] (DVD)
If I could give this film 6 stars, I would have.
This is a beautiful, haunting piece that has deservedly become a classic. The almost unbearable delay to its DVD release no doubt added to its mystique and cult status (along with that wonderful poster), but regardless, it is quite simply wonderful.
21 years since it's original release, it remains one of the very few examples of a film being as good as the novel - in fact, it's possibly even better.
Impeccably acted, with a wonderful script and haunting camera work, somehow it manages to exemplify the eighties while retaining a timeless quality. Beatrice Dalle is simply stunning - not just in her beauty but in the way she obssesses and seduces both the lead male character and the viewer.
It's almost a shame that she won this role so early in her career as she has never bettered it - and will probably never be able to. She therefore remains a very under-rated actress.
Essential viewing for any lover of French cinema - essential viewing in fact for any lover of quality cinema.
Buy it - you won't be disappointed, but you may be a little bit haunted ...